LOVE

LOVE

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 – Charity suffereth long, [and] is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,   (Read More…)

1 Corinthians 16:14 – Let all your things be done with charity.

1 John 4:8 – He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

Mark 12:29-31 – And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments [is], Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:   (Read More…)

Matthew 22:36-40 – Master, which [is] the great commandment in the law?   (Read More…)

John 13:34-35 – A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.   (Read More…)

Colossians 3:14 – And above all these things [put on] charity, which is the bond of perfectness.

John 15:13 – Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

John 3:16 – For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

1 John 4:19 – We love him, because he first loved us.

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LOVE

What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.
Psalms 56:3 (KJV)


Matthew 5:43 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.
Matthew 5:44 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
Matthew 5:46 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?
Matthew 6:5 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
Matthew 6:24 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
Matthew 10:37 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
Matthew 12:18 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles.
Matthew 17:5 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.
Matthew 19:19 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
Matthew 22:37 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
Matthew 22:39 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
Matthew 23:6 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues,
Matthew 24:12 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
Mark 1:11 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
Mark 9:7 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
And there was a cloud that overshadowed them: and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him.
Mark 10:21 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me.
Mark 12:6 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
Having yet therefore one son, his wellbeloved, he sent him also last unto them, saying, They will reverence my son.
Mark 12:30 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
Mark 12:31 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
Mark 12:33 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.
Mark 12:38 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
And he said unto them in his doctrine, Beware of the scribes, which love to go in long clothing, and love salutations in the marketplaces,
Luke 3:22 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.
Luke 6:27 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you,
Luke 6:32 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them.
Luke 6:35 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.
Luke 7:5 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
For he loveth our nation, and he hath built us a synagogue.
Luke 7:42 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most?
Luke 7:47 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.
Luke 9:35 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him.

Love of Christ which passeth knowledge -He is Sweet Savour

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Matthew 4:19


Morning

Return unto the Lord thy God

Return unto the Lord thy God

“The love of Christ which passeth knowledge.”
Ephesians 3:19

The love of Christ in its sweetness, its fulness, its greatness, its faithfulness, passeth all human comprehension. Where shall language be found which shall describe his matchless, his unparalleled love towards the children of men? It is so vast and boundless that, as the swallow but skimmeth the water, and diveth not into its depths, so all descriptive words but touch the surface, while depths immeasurable lie beneath. Well might the poet say,

“O love, thou fathomless abyss!”

for this love of Christ is indeed measureless and fathomless; none can attain unto it. Before we can have any right idea of the love of Jesus, we must understand his previous glory in its height of majesty, and his incarnation upon the earth in all its depths of shame. But who can tell us the majesty of Christ? When he was enthroned in the highest heavens he was very God of very God; by him were the heavens made, and all the hosts thereof. His own almighty arm upheld the spheres; the praises of cherubim and seraphim perpetually surrounded him; the full chorus of the hallelujahs of the universe unceasingly flowed to the foot of his throne: he reigned supreme above all his creatures, God over all, blessed forever. Who can tell his height of glory then? And who, on the other hand, can tell how low he descended? To be a man was something, to be a man of sorrows was far more; to bleed, and die, and suffer, these were much for him who was the Son of God; but to suffer such unparalleled agony–to endure a death of shame and desertion by his Father, this is a depth of condescending love which the most inspired mind must utterly fail to fathom. Herein is love! and truly it is love that “passeth knowledge.” O let this love fill our hearts with adoring gratitude, and lead us to practical manifestations of its power.


 

Evening

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“I will accept you with your sweet savour.”
Ezekiel 20:41

The merits of our great Redeemer are as sweet savour to the Most High. Whether we speak of the active or passive righteousness of Christ, there is an equal fragrance. There was a sweet savour in his active life by which he honoured the law of God, and made every precept to glitter like a precious jewel in the pure setting of his own person. Such, too, was his passive obedience, when he endured with unmurmuring submission, hunger and thirst, cold and nakedness, and at length sweat great drops of blood in Gethsemane, gave his back to the smiters, and his cheeks to them that plucked out the hair, and was fastened to the cruel wood, that he might suffer the wrath of God in our behalf. These two things are sweet before the Most High; and for the sake of his doing and his dying, his substitutionary sufferings and his vicarious obedience, the Lord our God accepts us. What a preciousness must there be in him to overcome our want of preciousness! What a sweet savour to put away our ill savour! What a cleansing power in his blood to take away sin such as ours! and what glory in his righteousness to make such unacceptable creatures to be accepted in the Beloved! Mark, believer, how sure and unchanging must be our acceptance, since it is in him! Take care that you never doubt your acceptance in Jesus. You cannot be accepted without Christ; but, when you have received his merit, you cannot be unaccepted. Notwithstanding all your doubts, and fears, and sins, Jehovah’s gracious eye never looks upon you in anger; though he sees sin in you, in yourself, yet when he looks at you through Christ, he sees no sin. You are always accepted in Christ, are always blessed and dear to the Father’s heart. Therefore lift up a song, and as you see the smoking incense of the merit of the Saviour coming up, this evening, before the sapphire throne, let the incense of your praise go up also.

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JUNE 12, 2013 HE LOVED US FIRST

Morning

GLORY OF GOD

GLORY OF GOD

“We love him because he first loved us.”
1 John 4:19

There is no light in the planet but that which proceedeth from the sun; and there is no true love to Jesus in the heart but that which cometh from the Lord Jesus himself. From this overflowing fountain of the infinite love of God, all our love to God must spring. This must ever be a great and certain truth, that we love him for no other reason than because he first loved us. Our love to him is the fair offspring of his love to us. Cold admiration, when studying the works of God, anyone may have, but the warmth of love can only be kindled in the heart by God’s Spirit. How great the wonder that such as we should ever have been brought to love Jesus at all! How marvellous that when we had rebelled against him, he should, by a display of such amazing love, seek to draw us back. No! never should we have had a grain of love towards God unless it had been sown in us by the sweet seed of his love to us. Love, then, has for its parent the love of God shed abroad in the heart: but after it is thus divinely born, it must be divinely nourished. Love is an exotic; it is not a plant which will flourish naturally in human soil, it must be watered from above. Love to Jesus is a flower of a delicate nature, and if it received no nourishment but that which could be drawn from the rock of our hearts it would soon wither. As love comes from heaven, so it must feed on heavenly bread. It cannot exist in the wilderness unless it be fed by manna from on high. Love must feed on love. The very soul and life of our love to God is his love to us.

“I love thee, Lord, but with no love of mine,

For I have none to give;

I love thee, Lord; but all the love is thine,

For by thy love I live.

I am as nothing, and rejoice to be

Emptied, and lost, and swallowed up in thee.”

Evening

ABOVEEARTH

“There brake he the arrows of the bow, the shield, and the sword, and the battle.”
Psalm 76:3

Our Redeemer’s glorious cry of “It is finished,” was the death-knell of all the adversaries of his people, the breaking of “the arrows of the bow, the shield, and the sword, and the battle.” Behold the hero of Golgotha using his cross as an anvil, and his woes as a hammer, dashing to shivers bundle after bundle of our sins, those poisoned “arrows of the bow;” trampling on every indictment, and destroying every accusation. What glorious blows the mighty Breaker gives with a hammer far more ponderous than the fabled weapon of Thor! How the diabolical darts fly to fragments, and the infernal bucklers are broken like potters’ vessels! Behold, he draws from its sheath of hellish workmanship the dread sword of Satanic power! He snaps it across his knee, as a man breaks the dry wood of a fagot, and casts it into the fire. Beloved, no sin of a believer can now be an arrow mortally to wound him, no condemnation can now be a sword to kill him, for the punishment of our sin was borne by Christ, a full atonement was made for all our iniquities by our blessed Substitute and Surety. Who now accuseth? Who now condemneth? Christ hath died, yea rather, hath risen again. Jesus has emptied the quivers of hell, has quenched every fiery dart, and broken off the head of every arrow of wrath; the ground is strewn with the splinters and relics of the weapons of hell’s warfare, which are only visible to us to remind us of our former danger, and of our great deliverance. Sin hath no more dominion over us. Jesus has made an end of it, and put it away forever. O thou enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end. Talk ye of all the wondrous works of the Lord, ye who make mention of his name, keep not silence, neither by day, nor when the sun goeth to his rest. Bless the Lord, O my soul.

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HUMILITY

Lord's Word Is A Sweet Fragrance

Lord’s Word Is A Sweet Fragrance

Writer’s thought’s:  I got this in an email today and wanted to share it along with the link for those interested.  This is full of truth and makes one look a whole closer and examine your own heart.   Personally, the last two months have been trial and that’s putting it lightly.  One would expect their family (irregardless of single parent, married, been married, or what the situation) see when you are struggling in just about any area of your life!  You love, teach, take care of, sacrifice for and do without so they do with(in love w/o complaint); BUT comes the day when YOU have come to the end of your rope in dealing with daily pressures, bills, supporting others, barely making it by, THOU(spelling?) you know the Lord is your supplier, healer, defender, keeper, protector(list is to great of the Lord)sound off that you’re burnt out, fed up, can’t stand the pressures anymore; your own family thinks you only want $$ and they know and can count on one finger when you’ve ever ask for help with a bill!  I tell you, blogging has helped to KEEP my sanity!  I prayer this blog has been an encouragement to people.  I love my family; we are all human and Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane(my whining as I call it-is NO comparsion to our Lord’s suffering-let me put that up front so we have no misunderstandings!!!) Jesus showed us his humaness in that Garden=> showing us to WHOM we turn when we heavy laden with burden and we can not bare it anymore(Mt. 11:28 Aramaic Bible in Plain English (©2010) Come unto me, all of you who labor and are forced to bear burdens, and I shall give you rest.)  Amen

Oberservation: The snake has gotten in the Garden deeper in relationships and is SEEKING to kill the ROOT(Root of Jesse when it comes our Lord) and anything that stands for God and His Kingdom.  Division causes confusion and confusion causes division.  This blog is all over the page- point is=> GOD, JESUS, HOLY SPIRIT =SANITY, STABILITY, CURABILITY, SUSTAINABILITY, AND CONTAINIBILITY(A vessel for the Word to sustain the only cure to sin=Jesus= He is the cure who makes you stable in an unstable world and the Holy Spirit gives you sanity by creation of a new mind with your new creation in Christ Jesus.  Amen

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new 

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the
new has come!  Whoever is a believer in Christ is a new creation
//bible.cc/2_corinthians/5-17.htm – 17k

Galatians 6:15 Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means 

 For in Christ Jesus neither is circumcision anything,
nor uncircumcision; but new creation
//bible.cc/galatians/6-15.htm – 16k

Colossians 3:11 Here there is no Greek or Jew, circumcised or 

 In that new creation there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision,
barbarian, Scythian, slave nor free man, but Christ is everything and is 
//bible.cc/colossians/3-11.htm – 17k

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PRIDE HUMBLED

“Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and exalt and glorify the King of heaven, because everything He does is right and all His ways are just. And those who walk in pride He is able to humble” (Daniel 4:37).

Pride will eventually give way to humility. It may not happen overnight. It may have to follow a painful process, because pride can be very, very stubborn. Like an embedded splinter deep in the flesh of your foot, it is hard to remove. You cannot remove it alone, and there is constant throbbing and pain until it is extracted.

This is the plight of pride. Pain and suffering are its cohorts. Pride provides a false sense of security. Spiritually minded people know it is only a matter of time until a fall, as pride will catch up with you. Humility was once a staple in your spiritual diet, but success has squelched your humility and subtly replaced it with pride. Authority without accountability generates pride.

The more authority you possess, the more you are required to submit to accountability. Otherwise, you cannot handle this freewheeling power. Your behavior defaults to pride without the checkmate of humility. This is true in relationships, business, ministry, and churches. Beware of obsessing over control.

Paranoia is an application of pride. You are fearful of losing control. It is better to hand over control than to lose control. Humility gives control, while pride grasps for it. So be open and humble about your insecurities. We are all insecure to some degree. Humility builds security, and pride tears it down. The humble have nothing to hide. So root out pride, replacing it with humility.

The process of pride’s removal begins with submission to Christ. It is acknowledging His lordship and ownership over your life. He is in control. He is large and in charge. Nothing in your life has sneaked up on God. He can be trusted. He holds your life, family, health, and career in His hand. You start by humbly bowing to God with your head and heart. He is to be feared and loved.

You have the awesome opportunity to worship and adore Him. When you walk with God, you walk in humility. Pride cannot coexist in a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. Pride is extinguished in the presence of Jesus. Pride is like a roach lurking in the dark recesses of your heart. The Holy Spirit’s light reveals pride and convicts you during times of prayer and Scripture meditation.

The second offense to pride is praying people. Ask people to pray for humility to infiltrate and occupy your life. You want the occupation of humility on the soil of your heart and mind. Be transparent with others about your sins and shortcomings. Talk about them with the motive for change.

Humble yourself, and trust God to humble others. It is easy to recognize pride in others while it is still looming in your spirit. Run from spiritual pride. It is the worst kind. It is insidious. It is self-righteousness in nature, and it chokes the Holy Spirit. Humility grows in an environment of honesty, openness, prayer, and change. Be a change agent on behalf of the humble. Humble pride!

“All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, ‘God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.’ Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time” (1 Peter 5:5–6).

Disclaimer

God so loved the world-John 3:16

DOES THE LORD HAVE YOUR HEART

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THE DEW OF HEAVEN

Zechariah 8:12
“The seed will grow well, the vine will yield its fruit, the ground will produce its crops, and the heavens will drop their dew. I will give all these things as an inheritance to the remnant of this people.

Psalm 78:24
he rained down manna for the people to eat, he gave them the grain of heaven.

SPIRITUAL WARFARE

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GOD BLESS YOU ALL